Τετάρτη, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2016


Download free template
It is simply a piece of carton or cardstock paper cut to depict the body of a reindeer. We attach two clothes pins for the legs and a tiny clothes pin for the tail. Alternatively, we can use pipe cleaner or cotton.
Afterwards we have to add some antlers using paper or pipe cleaner for crafts.
We can also add tiny bells on the neck on pipe cleaner.
Finally, we attach a Christmas card with the students' own message or their letter to the Santa in the mouth of the reindeer.

Κυριακή, 11 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

Happy mnemonics - Clothes




Doing textbook activities is not your "cup of tea"?
Then these plastic cups are just right for you!!
A great game if you use the integrated-skill instruction.
A fun way to practise Present Simple, Present Progressive along with  vocabulary (items of clothing, accessories and physical appearance). 
Learners can ask each other questions like "What does she look like?" or "What is she wearing?
Alternatively, it can be played like the "Guess who" board game, where learners have the same set of cups and ask each other questions like "Is she wearing a hat?","Does she have long hair?" until they guess who the right figure is.

Τρίτη, 29 Νοεμβρίου 2016

Bee Movie Simple Present

Simple Present Tense Part 1 - English with Sound and Light

Describing activities

Phonemic chart

Phonemic chart

This is the British Council phonemic chart. Click on the top right hand corner of each symbol to hear sample words including the sounds.

Learn English With Songs

Learn English With Songs

Practise your English listening skills and improve your pronunciation with fun song quizzes!

Τετάρτη, 1 Ιουνίου 2016

Hungry Birds


Have you ever played hungry birds? 
Every May we have to feed our newborn chicks with... guess what!!! .......word pasta!!!!!  
An enjoyable game to recycle and revisit vocabulary and to reinforce memory, understanding and acquisition. It can be played with word families or any classification activity.

Παρασκευή, 1 Απριλίου 2016

Happy mnemonics by Bogiou Theodora - Conditionals


Are you ready to "hit the road"?
This game "drives us crazy"!!!
It can be played to practise conditionals with the if-clauses on the cards and the main clauses on the parking spaces.
How? One student reads the card, a second student parks the car on the matching parking space and the rest of the students act out the sentence.
It is ideal for visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learners.
Alternatively, it can be played with letters on the parking spaces and words with missing letters on the cards, matching action cards and clauses of purpose, result or relative clauses.

Δευτέρα, 15 Φεβρουαρίου 2016

Happy mnemonics by Bogiou Theodora - The weather



If you are feeling "under the weather", there is a game that can help you "unwind".
It is a fun way to talk about the weather and practice weather-related vocabulary (hail, drizzle, stormy) as well as present a weather forecast or make suggestions (We'd better..., We should..., Let's..., Why don't we...?).

Τετάρτη, 10 Φεβρουαρίου 2016

Happy mnemonics by Bogiou Theodora - Homophones, antonyms, minimal pairs



Do you like word dominoes?
Do homophones give you a hard time?
Then, this game will "stick" those tricky words in your mind.
Alternatively, it can be used with antonyms or minimal pairs.

Σάββατο, 30 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Happy mnemonics by Bogiou Theodora - Nouns, ordinal numbers









How many blocks of flats are there in the noun town?
How many floors are there in your block of flats?
Which words live on the twelfth floor?
Building Blocks can build up learners' grammatical competence along with their motor skills.

Happy mnemonics by Bogiou Theodora - Oral Prompts







Do you have 3' to spare?
Then these oral prompts is all you need. Students pick 5 sticks each and "speak their mind" in pairs.
This game is bound to boost your students' communicative and pragmatic competence, as they have to make themselves understood, answer a question just by listening to it, give an appropriate response. Useful language can be written at the back where necessary.
Ideal for learners with short attention span as well as fidgety ones.
The sticks can also be used as random name pickers for pair or group work.

Σάββατο, 23 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Happy mnemonics by Bogiou Theodora - Tenses



Building Blocks can build up learners' grammatical and syntactic competence along with their motor skills. This game is particularly useful for visual and kinaestetic learners but also for auditory ones if combined with a catchy tense song. All they have to remember is how many blocks they used to build each tense.

 Building materials for Present S., Present Pr., Past S., Past Pr.:

different coloured blocks for subjects and verbs
4 sides of one block for the auxiliary verbs
3 sides of another block for the inflectional morphemes necessary for the formation of those tenses.

Happy mnemonics by Bogiou Theodora - Clothes



Doing textbook activities is not your "cup of tea"?
Then these plastic cups are just right for you!!
A great game if you use the integrated-skill instruction.
A fun way to practise Present Simple, Present Progressive along with  vocabulary (items of clothing, accessories and physical appearance). 
Learners can ask each other questions like "What does she look like?" or "What is she wearing?
Alternatively, it can be played like the "Guess who" board game, where learners have the same set of cups and ask each other questions like "Is she wearing a hat?","Does she have long hair?" until they guess who the right figure is.

Happy mnemonics by Bogiou Theodora - Jobs



Doing textbook activities is not your "cup of tea"? 
Then these plastic cups are just right for you!!
A great game if you use the integrated-skill approach and a fun way to teach Present Simple (e.g. What does he do?) and job related vocabulary (e.g. uniform, pilot)